The characters were interesting. Grim was a complete wet noodle unless the right buttons were hit and that happened on a few occasions. Most of the time I wanted to shake him and tell him to man up. Which I imagine was the point of his character. Tom I could picture well. A once buff dude whose life fell apart so now he's overweight and a drunk, but still half believing he is still as awesome as he once was. He was very believable. I found myself rooting for both men to get what they wanted. Dereck was an interesting bad guy that you couldn't really help but sympathize with and kinda want him to be redeemed, but you know deep down it's probably not possible. The Judge was a giant sociopath who you could believe got away with everything solely because he was a man with power and he knew it. Very disturbing character.
As for Cora, her voice was very authentic. She narrated the story and her personality shone through in her word choices. I could very much imagine her sitting across from me and regaling me with this tale.
The pacing was good and often I was on the edge of my seat wondering how Tom and Grim were going to succeed and if Cora and her band would survive. There was definitely a death I didn't expect that made me say, Damn, how's this going to end the story now? Only thing that got to me was some of the injuries the characters got made me wonder if they really would still be doing what they did, but it wasn't enough to completely throw me out of the story.